Kru is a pioneer, living deeper in the jungle of northern Siam than any of his predecessors. He solves the problems caused by leopards and tigers attacking his stock by setting traps and killing those beasts. A baby chang (the Siamese word for elephant) is caught in his trap, and thinking he would tame it so it will work for him one day, he tethers it to a post under his house, which is on stilts. Its mother comes and destroys his house. Kru and his family flee to the village, where a mammoth herd of elephants suddenly appear and decimates the buildings in the village. But the villagers fight back.
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Always man and the jungle have been at conflict. Man hacks away at the jungle and builds his cities. But today-tomorrow-next year-or a hundred years from now- the jungle swallows the cities and they are no more. (Print Ad-Daily Times, ((Longmont, Colo.)) 12 November 1927)
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Most of the film was shot in the mornings as the intense heat of the location meant that many of the animals didn't venture out later in the day. See more
Kru - the Lao Tribesman
Drive them out, brothers! Drive them, O brave men, O strong men!
Produced in the Jungles of Northern Siam See more
Milestone Film and Video has issued a video with a music score by Bruce Gaston (copyrighted in 1991) and performed by Fong Naam. The running time is 69 minutes. See more